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Emphasises the applications of biogeography in conservation management, economic production, environmental assessment, sustainable use of resources, landscape planning and public health. Applications of island biogeography in conservation, the concept of wildlife corridors and the analysis of biogeographical data are all discussed and the role of humans and their cultures in biogeography is explored.
Foreword Tony Whitten; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Biogeography: the nature of the subject, its history and its applications; 2. Patterns of distribution and biogeographical classifications; 3. Islands; 4. Geological, evolutionary and human impacts on biogeography; 5. Ecological patterns and types of species distribution; 6. Biogeographical information: collection, retrieval and application; 7. Habitat fragmentation; 8. Biogeography of linear landscape features; 9. Future developments; Appendix I. Glossary; Appendix II. Addresses of relevant organisations; Index.
'! a well-written and produced book that takes a broad look at the history and applications of biogeography. T. Markham Puckett, PRISCUM